Involves 2001 to 2016 model years that were not included in the massive string of Takata recalls for air bags.
Japanese air bag maker’s defective products linked to 23 fatalities worldwide.
Settlement would pay for a new outreach program to ensure Takata air bags are removed from 4.4 million affected Nissan vehicles.
Almost 10 million inflators with the highest risk of rupturing remained in use as of March 31.
Close to 10 million inflators with the highest risk of rupturing remained in use as of the end of March, analysis finds.
Says propellant has not deteriorated in any of its inflators taken from vehicles in the field.
Settlement compensates owners for things like lost wages or child care while they were taking their vehicle in for the recall repair.
The manufacturer’s air bag inflators are blamed for 11 deaths in the US alone, and more than 180 injuries worldwide.
Inflator can separate from a plate, shooting out metal and other debris.
Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Volkswagen vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model years.
Part of a nationwide expansion of an ongoing Takata air bag recall.
Follows assessment of its Chinese-made Sail which earned zero stars in latest tests.
Inflator assembly doesn’t adequately prevent moisture from intruding in very humid conditions.
Covers vehicles from model years 2006 to 2014.
Group also faults the company for letting products move through the design process with unresolved problems.